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46. Metaphor is briefer than literal statement. General terms are briefer, though less forcible, than particular terms. 47 a. A phrase may sometimes be expressed by a word. Participles may often be used as brief (though sometimes ambiguous) equivalents of phrases containing Conjunctions and Verbs. Participles, Adjectives, Participial Adjectives, and Nouns may be used as equivalents for phrases containing the Relative. A statement may sometimes be briefly implied instead of being expressed at length. Conjunctions may be omitted. Adverbs, e.g. "very," "so." Exaggerated epithets, e.g. "incalculable," "unprecedented."
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Edwin Abbott Abbott FBA was an English schoolmaster, theologian, and Anglican priest, and author.


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